Margaret Levi is Sara Miller McCune Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) and professor of political science, Stanford University. She earned her BA from Bryn Mawr College and PhD from Harvard University. She is the 2019 recipient of the Johan Skytte Prize. She was president of the American Political Science Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences. She was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow.
Her books include: Of Rule and Revenue; Consent, Dissent, and Patriotism; Analytic Narratives; Cooperation without Trust?; and In the Interest of Others. She is general coeditor of the Annual Review of Political Science and an editor of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics and of PNAS. Her research is on the conditions that evoke citizen compliance, trust, and the willingness to act in the interest of others.